VMware Tools

VMware Tools should be one of the first things installed on a ESXi VM. According the VMware, it’s a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of hte VM’s guest operating system and improves management of the VM.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following to the bottom of the sources list.

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib

Update and install.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools

Check ESXi to ensure VMware Tools has been installed properly.

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